Eric Mack, who was schooled at Syracuse University ('98), is one of the most widely read and respected fantasy sports analysts in the world. A veteran of sports journalism since the early 1990s, he has been a lead fantasy writer for CBSSports.com, Sports Illustrated magazine, SI.com and now Bleacher Report, where he will serve as the Fantasy Football Lead Writer for the 2013 season. When you don't find him there, on his social media platforms (Twitter @EricMackFantasy and Facebook), on the radio/TV, or his podcast (Fantasy FatCast), check the local adult softball diamonds, a sports pub or a youth football field. He is currently working on his first book project on coaching youth football for third- and fourth-graders in the Boston area, in addition to cranking out fantasy content for the burgeoning B/R sports media beast. All this doesn't leave much time for hobbies. You can hit him up for fantasy advice here, but don't bother arguing with what he tells you. "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
I need some urgent advice for playoff week 16. Wide receivers I need to start 2, I have Antonio Brown, Demaryius Thomas and Josh Gordon. And RB I need to choose from Lacy and Morris. I would really appreciate some help. Thanks.
Eric, Thanks for all of the great fantasy advice. Can you advise who I should start in my fantasy superbowl (week 16) -
Romo, Kap, or Cousins?
Romo has been putting up great fantasy points this season (for this most part), despite all of the nonsense he has been through. One of the games he did not perform however, was against Washington in Week 6 at home! It was one of his worst of the season. Second, Romo is coming off a game where NOT running the ball cost him the game. Third, the redskins have one of the worst run defenses in the league. Considering all of that, Dallas is likely to leverage Murray to run the ball more than not. Fourth, Romo is not a good performer historically in January or February.
Cousins...unproven QB, however coming off a hot game, and is playing THE WORST pass defense in the league. He is also playing for his career in this game, so he is going to throw the ball early and often. Yes, he may throw a few interceptions and fumble the ball once or twice, but he will also successfully get the ball to Garcon, Moss, Davis etc.
Kap, playing ATL (bad pass defense), on MNF (where he usually performs well), but he's been a dud this season and I feel that they will fun the ball more in this game.
Please let me know your thoughts on who I should go with.
Hey Eric. I am in 12-man league. I need a flex player this week. My options are; Rice, VJax, Ridley, or Ivory. Also, Romo hasn't look that good on the road, why the number 1 QB ranking?
Hey there Eric,
Quick question for ya regarding D/ST for Week 14...
The whole season I've enjoyed solid production from the 49ers defense, but I'm a little wary with them going against the Seachickens this week on top of me playing in round 1 of our league's playoffs.
Would picking up the Cards or Chargers D/ST for this week (keeping the Niners on the bench) sound like a reasonable move to you? For reference this is an ESPN standard league with ten teams.
I'm in a 16 man league, facing a must win this week with our playoffs approaching. I'm in a bind as to what RB to start this week. Our league is PPR, and I'm torn between either Chris Johnson or Darren Sporles. And input would be appreciated.
What's up Eric here's my roster for week 9...
Locker (peyton on bench)
Zac Stacy (gotta keep an eye on him)
I am in a 12 man league and just dropped from first place last week...im just looking for some feedback on what changes you would make to hop back in that number one spot! or some trades you think people would go for
But you see Eric we are still blinded by RG3 and CJ Spiller. All we notice from those 2 is what they did last year both Spiller and RG3 had magical years last year but have not nearly produced anything close to their last seasons stats. Like i said, MJD will be nothing more than a Flex option this year (same goes for Spiller because of the injury to his knee and splitting carries with Fred Jackson, at least MJD gets the majority of the carries). I have been week at TE all year long with the combination of Garrett Graham, Charles Clay and Coby Fleener all starting at some point so i finally have a legit TE to carry me throughout the year even though he hasn't been putting up the Jimmy Graham stats the past 2 weeks. And Now that i was lucky enough to get J Blackmon i needed a WR3 with Julio out for the year and got Keenan Allen, I now have filled up all my positions with holes and now have bye week fillers (my bench is horrendous before the trade, i have the likes of Mohammed Sanu, Rashard Mendenhall, Tavon Austin and Quiz Rodgers)
P.S. You do know you can click on my name and reply on my board right?
Alex Riley, I don't like your trade at all. You lost the high ceilings of RG3 and Spiller and got a bunch of fringe players who might have been waiver fodder (save for MJD, but one could argue he is waiver fodder now).